It's important to us to contribute positively, in whatever small way we can, to the places we visit. To that end, we will be donating 10% of our profits from our Cakes and Coffeehouses small-group tour of Budapest and Vienna to the Hungarian Civil Liberties Union. Founded in 1994, the HCLU is the leading Hungarian human rights NGO. They monitor legislation, pursue strategic litigation, provide free legal aid, provide trainings and run awareness-raising media campaigns.
The HCLU's "Equality Project" focuses on fighting state-level discrimination of the Roma people and people with disabilities. Their "Privacy Project" works to ensure that state intervention into the lives of public citizens is only to the extent that is absolutely necessary, and that the state provides services relevant to protect human rights (such as health care, public education, and social services). Their "Political Freedoms Project" works to ensure people can form their own opinions on public affairs and express their opinions about the operation of the state. They specifically focus on freedom expression, freedom of the press, the right to assembly, and the transparent functioning of the state and the freedom of information facilitating it.
You can learn more about them at hclu.hu.
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